Sunday, 8 February 2015

Beauty | 5 Things I Don't Have Time For

Beauty | 5 Things I Don't Have Time For
I don't know about anybody else but I find that I don't always have the time for keeping my beauty regimes up to scratch. Some of the time I just like to remove my makeup and be done with it all and yes sometimes this is down to being lazy I'll admit that 'woops' but, most of the time it is due to not really having the spare time to get everything up to scratch. Today I wanted to share with you all some of my beauty routines/habits that I don't always have the time for...and let's face it there is a lot.

1. Cleaning Makeup Brushes | Most definitely number one is cleaning my makeup brushes. Even though I surprisingly enjoy watching my foundation go down the plughole and getting my brushes to near-enough clean, I somehow always seem to put off cleaning them. Cleaning them takes time. Not actually washing them takes loads of time I'm talking about letting them air dry. I have to keep a whole day free where I am not going to be wearing makeup to be able to clean my brushes and have them dried for the next day. I don't have time for this. I don't have the time or patience for waiting around for makeup brushes to dry therefore I end up 99% of the time washing my brushes every 2/3 weeks (maybe even 4!).

2. Sharpening The Blunt | Lip, highlight, eyeliner pencils are such a chore for me. Don't get me wrong I love pencils as you have more control and things run smoother/quicker when applying makeup but, when you can see you are in need of sharpening that pencil because it feels uncomfortable when applying it to your face (believe me I get to that situation!) this becomes the most infuriating thing for me. Why? Because I don't have time to dig out my rubbish sharpener and stand sharpening a pencil for 5 for it to not sharpen or break no, I will most likely find something else to use because I don't have time for this nonsense.

3.  Moisturizing | It is a lovely feeling having a fresh moisturized body especially if your legs are nice and smooth. But moisturizing my body takes time and it is time I would much rather spend on sharpening a pencil (and that says something!). People most of the time like to moisturize when they have just got out of the shower, why? This just doesn't work for me. As soon as I am out the shower (especially in winter) I just want to quickly dry myself and get into some clothes to keep warm not wait around for my skin to dry properly and apply cream all over. I do moisturize a lot in the summer because my legs are on show a lot more but winter really? I'd rather layer up and use a moisturizing bath product.

4. Serums, CC Creams, Oils | If I want to treat my skin to some TLC I will either use: masks, facial or exfoliating washes (including cleanse routine beforehand). When I read some blogs and people use serums, cc creams and oils my eyebrow tends to raise. I own serums/oils and yes they are good products but not anything I don't already get from my TLC skincare. CC creams? What is this? I am not even sure if it is skincare I think it's makeup. What I am saying is I don't have time for these extra touches or alternative products, I stick to what I know is what.

5. The Top Ups | When out and about (mostly busy with uni) I rarely stop to think about what my makeup looks like. There are only two makeup essentials I carry around with me in my bag and those are powder/brush and my chosen lip product for that day. Like I said I rarely stop to think about my makeup unless I am visiting the ladies room or I can actually feel my face melting. Touching up my powder I am fine with or erasing any panda eyes etc I just don't have the time to top up my lip product for that day. Especially if I am wearing bright red or purple that took a good 2/5 minutes in the morning to do I won't stand and spend another 2/5 minutes doing it again.

Even though this lets you think I am lazy and hate beauty I don't I love it and I enjoy applying products. But you know I don't always have time for these little things and I am sure some of you will have similar issues too.

What do you not have time for??
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  1. Love this post! I am with you 100% on washing make up brushes... they take SO long to dry! I also very seldom do top ups throughout the day, definitely not at work. xx

    Leanne | Little Babble

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    1. I sometimes feel awkward to just whip my powder out and touch up in some situations!
      Washing makeup brushes is fun but god i sometimes wish I had back ups when they dry! ♥

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    1. I need back ups I get so impatient! ♥

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  3. Brilliant post, I'm also exactly the same with you with washing brushes. The other week I got impatient and used one before it was fully dry, and ended up having to use another brush until I got round to re-washing it. Why can't they dry instantly? This needs to be invented somehow haha.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. never tried that but from your experience I am going to assume it isn't a wise choice? I am almost tempted to blow dry it! ♥

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  4. Totally agree with you on most of these! especially the makeup brushes. It's good to know I'm not alone! xxx

    http://imaginelacedragonsfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think this is probably a number 1 for all bloggers it can be such a nightmare! ♥

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  5. I'm awful with my brushes, I'm exactly the same as you haha x
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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    1. So glad you are in the same situation! x

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  6. This post is amazing. I totally agree with these (apart from the moisturising cause my skin feels painful without it). I never have time to wash my brushes either, it's normally about a month before I can do mine (ewe haha. And don't get me started on top up's through out the day! Aint nobody got time for that haha

    Great post

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I think my foundation would not even go on my face if I left my buffing brush a month without washing! I know it is so frustrating! ♥

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  7. I hate washing my brushes, I actually have a growing pile of brushes that I need to wash but I've been ignoring it for a while!

    I personally love serums and oils, as I have dry and dehydrated skin as well as eczema, they hydrate my skin like nothing else x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. Oh don't worry I have been there plenty of times! ♥

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  8. Guilty as charged! I am the same with washing make-up brushes... oops!

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. seems to be a number 1 blogger problem! ♥

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  9. I'm totally with you here, especially on the whole washing make up brushes, I too have to find a day where I'm not wearing make up to let them air dry and it can be such a pain! The moisturizing thing aswell, I never have time to stand around and slather cream onto my body, I cut that out of my routine and just use Nivea's in shower body moisturizer that I can whack on, massage in and then wash off and it seems to do the trick!

    Great, honest post here chick, I like it :)

    Brogan xx

    broganjay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think the Nivea shower body cream is amazing whoever invented that is my hero! and thank you glad you liked it ♥

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  10. I'm with you on topping up, the only product I carry with me all day is my powder to just take away any added shine throughout the day, curse shiny skin!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. I know such a problem have shiny skin by the end of the day! ♥

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  11. I'm also really bad at top ups during the day, to the point where I've even stopped carrying make up in my bag when I'm out and about! Agree with the make up brushes as well!

    Amy x

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    1. I am terrible at that I constantly cut things out my makeup bag because I will just get addicted and annoyed by it!

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  12. Ahah I loved reading this, and I am so feeling the not having time to wash makeup brushes. And sharpening - I much prefer the swivel-up style that's being introduced gradually (they should speed it up I am impatient and hate sharpening things), so yay for the lazy beauty addicts! I don't think I've ever topped up my makeup unless I've been on a night out, and even then it's just concealer/lip product.

    little miss fii || Fii x

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    1. I know it is just like pencils they annoy me sharpening them then most of the time they break! ♥

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  13. Brill post, I have to admit sometimes it can be too time consuming to keep up with certain beauty regimes, as I’m always naughty as I don’t tend to clean my makeup brushes as often as I should.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. we've all been there, they take too much time and effort! ♥

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  14. I'm the same with washing my brushes, I just put it off until they are in desperate need of a wash! xx
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've gotten into a routine now of washing them weekly but only my foundation and concealer brush get washed weekly the rest doesn't ♥

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  15. I couldn't agree more with the makeup brush washing. Mine are WAY overdue, but I really don't want to due them!! x

    <a href="http://www.pillarbox-post.blogspot.com”>Pillarbox Post</a>

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    1. I think this is a number 1 beauty blogger problem! x

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  16. Oh gosh I am SO rubbish about cleaning my make up brushes! I always say I'm going to do it and it just never gets done!

    pippibee.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I always forget to do it then when it comes to applying makeup I always say to myself 'shit these are going to give me spots!' ♥

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  17. Best thing I've seen all day! Also reminded me I was supposed to clean my brushes and sharpen my pencils today

    Abigailsworld.co.uk

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    1. ooo glad to be of service! oh dear..apologies! hope you cleaned them! ♥

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  18. I'm so with you on the top ups! I never ever think to top up my make-up when I'm out doing things! Great post, I relate to everything! haha x

    www.lcsbeauty.com

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    1. so glad I have someone who can relate to everything on here! ♥

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  19. I'm SO bad with serums etc too, I always forget to clean my makeup brushes as well. I think it's been about 2-3 weeks now, oooops.

    Sophie x

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    1. I just never understood them they felt like another thing to add to my routine which would be too much! ♥

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  20. Haha, my brushes have been waiting to be cleaned for nearly two weeks, oops! Great blog :)

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    1. thank you, and oh goodness 2 weeks isn't too bad ♥

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  21. I always forget to do all these things! I never top up makeup as I 'm too worried that I'll lose the makeup while out and about! Lovely post <3
    Hattie
    hattiehards.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I recently broke my powder when out so maybe it is a wise choice not to! x

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  22. Great post! I am exactly the same with all of these points! Especially washing makeup brushes and sharpening blut products! Xx

    Www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they get so agitating I should of made it my number 1 I would much prefer washing my makeup brushes than sharpening a lip liner xx

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  23. I am definitely guilty of all of these, such a great post! Thanks for sharing, it reminds me of all those things I've been putting off! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  24. I agree with all of these - specifically the cleaning the brushes one! I wish I was one of those people that could just do it on the regular basis but i'm just never bothered. Something I don't have time for is priming, I just always forget to do it! Haha great post x http://thechroniclesofholly.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Primer is something worth making time for if your makeup slides but if it doesn't I wouldn't worry! ♥

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  25. I totally hate cleaning my brushes too GAHHHHH haha and sharpening don't even get me started, stupid inventions need sharpening. They are not helpful products. haha xxx




    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. They really ain't! There needs to be more rolly up products! ♥

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  26. Glad I'm not the only one that dreads cleaning brushes!

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    1. I just get impatient with the drying part almost considered blow drying them!

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  27. I'm with you on most of these - washing my brushes,topping up make-up & waiting for moisturiser to soak in. I also hate washing my hair, it takes forever to dry, but unfortunately that's something I have to do very frequently.
    Natasha Paris x | natashaparisblog

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    1. Aw I know I can get very lazy with my hair too, I will only wash it if necessary though. If I ain't going anywhere and it needs washed I won't wash it until I am next out ♥

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  28. This was like reading my own thoughts haha, I always run behind on all the points you mentioned, especially the touch up, I never do that when I'm out and about.
    Rosy
    Sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw good haha glad you can relate to these! ♥

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  29. I'm so with you on the makeup brushes and top ups! I can't be bothered to wait for mine to dry, either, and who really needs all that extra weight in their handbag?? And I call myself a beauty blogger haha! Great post :)

    daniellebevan.co.uk

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    1. I know the amount of whats in my bags I've watched and girls carry practically their whole face I couldn't do it! ♥

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  30. Unless I have ages to get ready, I barely ever wear a liquid-liner, feline flick. In the morning, I prefer to just use an angled brush with some kohl eyeliner and smudge it around quickly! When it comes to cleaning brushes, I tend to wash them in the evening and them put them on a window sill above a radiator so they are dry by the morning! :)

    Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. that sounds a lot more simpler! ♥

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  31. I absolutely admire those who have time to clean up their brushes on a daily basis, takes me so long to finally get myself to do it. All my thoughts resumed in one post, great one x

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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    1. I couldn't do it I am sure my brushes would start to break if I did ♥

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  32. God, I'm the worst for cleaning my makeup brushes, I really need to sort that out and I always think of it when I want to use them in pictures for blog posts, so that means I've got to wash them and wait for them to dry before I can take my pictures!

    Emma | DollfaceBlogs xxx

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    1. Oh I don't even have time for that haha if they are dirty they're dirty ♥

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  33. I don't have tiem for your #4 haha! I prefer the creams, that using the weird face srubs or masks that have to sit on for 15mins! haha But yes, moisturising while hopping around keeping warm, from just out of the shower is not ideal haha!
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It just seems very time consuming and I think if I did all of these on a daily basis I would have no free time!

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  34. Have to agree, these are patience-consuming tasks. I always do a makeup look without brushes when they are drying, though - using creamy products for just a really light look.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. ooo interesting never thought of that one! ♥

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  35. I totally agree with the cleaning of makeup brushes! it takes up so much time!

    Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk

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    1. I think literally every blogger so far as said the same thing! ♥

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  36. i honestly never wash my face brushes. I only have one or two that i frequently use on my face, and i apply my foundation with my hands.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. I used to do that it saved a lot of time that is for sure!

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  37. I absolutely hate topping up my makeup. Once its gone its gone!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I ain't got time for panda eyes and it drives me crazy when I get them! ♥

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  38. Urgh I always forget to moisturise my body, takes so much time! And I don't have time for filling in my eyebrows! Mine are so dark to begin with and I think girls look gorgeous with natural eyebrows!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. lucky lady! My natural brows are none existent - blonde girl problems!

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  39. loved reading this post, im the same i hate washing my brushes, i've even on occasions dragged my boyfriend too help me wash them haha! for me it's conditioning my hair, people are so shocked when I say I don't but i just cannot be bothered!! xx

    abambilegsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Number 1 and 2 are me all over! Lovely post x

    www.studentbargains.co.uk

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    1. thanks lovely glad you agree on some of these! x

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  41. Top sharpening tip: always do it after you use it, that way it takes less time to sharpen and it's always ready to use!

    - Rambling of a Beauty Blogger

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    1. Good tip I will definitely be doing this!

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  42. I can completely relate!! Great idea!

    :) xx

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    1. Thanks lovely I would love to see your version of this! x

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  43. Oh my gosh, I read this like yep me yep me yep me! The three that stuck out the most for me were the cleaning brushes, I GET YOU, I want to wash mine, but I am going to probably want to use them later? & so the repeat begins :( Moisturising - I just about keep up with my face and thats a struggle, occasionally my legs but I hate having greasy hands aaarrgh! Plus I NEVER top up when I am out... haven't got time for that like you say! Yipeeee to smudged lipstick!

    Kayleigh xoxo
    www.veryberrycosmo.co.uk

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    1. It is like we need to blow dry those brushes isn't it!?
      YES I AGREE GREASY HANDS ARE A NO NO.
      Yipee to panda eyes too! ♥

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